In 2012, Delta Dental of Illinois and its Foundation launched the statewide Dentist By 1 campaign to educate parents and caregivers about the importance of taking their children to the dentist by age 1 and to encourage them to schedule a visit.

To continue to build awareness about the importance of age 1 visits, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation offers several trainings for oral health professionals as well as hosts free dental care events throughout the state.